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Indian cuisine is a vast and varied one. It is reflective of the myriad cultures and traditions that make up this vibrant country of ours. Every region has its own way of cooking and serving food, as well as customs and practices concerning food. The food of each region is greatly influenced by not just the local availability of vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, but also by the historic and cultural background of that community. Indians are so fond of their traditional food that they take along the knowledge and practices even when they go abroad.

With the advent of cookbooks and online portals, recipes do get passed on from region to region, but still you can find distinct differences in the way the food tastes, because of the availability of ingredients and common cooking practices in each region. Pav Bhaji made in South India, for example, is quite different from how it tastes in then North; and likewise Idli and Sada Dosa made by North Indians might be quite different from how the South Indians make it!

India’s cuisine is categorized mainly based on the region – Punjabi, Gujarati, Rajasthani, Maharashtrian, South Indian, Bengali, Hyderabadi, and so on. Some cuisines rely on extensive use of spices like cardamom, cumin, mustard and bay leaf to impart flavour to their food, while others get the flavour by tempering with ingredients like mustard and jeera. Depending on the region, the main course might focus on Roti or rice, with accompaniments like Subzis, Dal, Sambhar, etc. Bajra Roti and Green Pea Pulao together with Pyazwali Bhindi and Dum Aloo could make an interesting meal, just as Cabbage Poriyal, Sambhar, Rasam and Rice would too. Indian cuisine is also famous for its mithai, which includes an unending list of delightful recipes like ladoos, halwas, rabdis, jamuns, malai sweets, etc. The deeper one ventures into Indian cuisine, the more they can appreciate the diversity and limitless variety it offers.

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Recipe# 14415
09 Sep 01

Potato Tikki by bbvedia
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Find an easy recipe with step by step instructions to prepare the best Potato tikkis. These aloo based tikkis are shallow fried and can be enjoyed with spicy Chole or chickpeas or can be even made into chaat with beaten curd and chutneys.
Recipe# 16074
08 Aug 11

Potatoe Paneer Vada by shhiv
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Potatoe paneer vada brings a lovely fritter recipe which makes its way into our menu with evening tea. The vadas are deep fried and served with chutney or sauce as breakfast or evening snack.
Recipe# 9138
24 Aug 11

Pressure Cooked Chum Chum 
by prakriti_iyengar
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The chum chums will get a beautiful fawn colour. For the pieces being cooked from the second lot onwards (if any), water is added and the cooking time is reduced so that the chum chums do not get hard and too dark in colour. If you find that your chum chums are breaking, then add a little more sooji ....
Recipe# 11334
05 Jul 11

Protein Methi Paratha by rsangit
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This paratha does not need any elaborate side dish. . . Goes very well with raitha or salad or simply plain curds.
Recipe# 14378
16 Jul 02

Protein Parathas by tilo126
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Protein Parathas are stuffed Parathas recipe with paneer as stuffing. Loaded with goodness of proteins, these protein Parathas are a great way to start your day, when included as breakfast.
Recipe# 13815
23 May 03

Pudina Shorba by kams_
A novel soup recipe with cooling and refreshing mint/Pudina flavours, Pudina shorba is a cold soup recipe , best suited for summers. Pudina shorba has cool yoghurt and besan as add ons along with mint leaves.
Recipe# 11590
23 Jan 01

Pudinewale Aloo by vinodsharma
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Pudinewale aloo is truly an awesome mix of mint paste with diced potatoes or aloo. The mint flavoured and mildly spiced pudinewale aloo is a must have with roti on a summer afternoon.
Recipe# 11325
26 Jan 14

Puli Kulambu by anikar01
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The puli kulambu is a variation to a typical brinjal or eggplant curry preparation, reminiscent of an authentic south indian taste and flavor. The diced eggplants or brinjal is cooked with tamarind water, spices, dals, methi seeds. Sprinkle the roasted peanuts and cashew on the brinjal puli kulambu ....
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